Microsoft has finally ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1, and completely ending all support for it in 2023.
Think about security
What is going to happen for current users? There will be the occasional security update, but that's it. It'll be safe to use for awhile but newer apps will soon require Windows 10.
Windows 10 itself will also see its first ending of mainstream support in 2020. If your OS is even older than Windows 8.1, your OS is even more of a security risk so it would be best for you to consider upgrading already, thanks to older operating systems being easily exploitable.
Despite offering a path to a free upgrade, many users opted out of moving to Windows 10 - a pattern Microsoft has found common with its userbase.
Here's our tips on mastering Windows 10 if you're keen on getting the most out of Microsoft's latest.